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'I want my bedroom painted blue, no matter what': Painting company finds workaround for customer who refuses to paint her house white

'I want my bedroom painted blue, no matter what': Painting company finds workaround for customer who refuses to paint her house white

There are some situations in life that require you to get something done now, no matter what the cost. Even if it seems ridiculous to you, sometimes you just absolutely have to get it done . Oftentimes, it's our bosses telling us things like this. You might know the feeling if you've ever been told to overnight a package, knowing it'll cost the company hundreds of dollars, or if you've ever had to work til the wee hours of the morning on a critical project due the next morning. Well, the rules…
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'My exit interview [...] led to their resignation': Nurse quits and files 'anonymous' complaint agains problematic boss, leading to her abrupt departure

'My exit interview [...] led to their resignation': Nurse quits and files anonymous complaint agains problematic boss, leading to her abrupt departure

There is nothing worse than a problematic boss taking over and ruining a system that was working well, but on the other end of the spectrum, there is nothing better than calling that boss out on their flawed leadership. This thread was posted by a nurse who ensured that her exit interview at the hospital would be put to good use. Instead of leavings all her complaints unresolved, she took the opportunity to call out her former director to HR about how all the changes were counterproductive, une…
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‘Rip the bandaid off’: Husband denies scandalous offer from sister-in-law but doesn't know how to tell his pregnant wife about her sibling's betrayal, internet provides helpful advice

‘Rip the bandaid off’: Husband denies scandalous offer from sister-in-law but doesn't know how to tell his pregnant wife about her sibling's betrayal, internet provides helpful advice

Family dynamics can be weird, even the ones you marry into.
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'Nobody else in the office could do what I was doing': Store owner refuses to hire a new HVAC dispatcher until the last minute because he thinks they're "bluffing"

'Nobody else in the office could do what I was doing': Store owner refuses to hire a new HVAC dispatcher until the last minute because he thinks they're "bluffing"

This person found out how important they were at their job , just hours before leaving forever. Giving your employer two week's notice before you leave the job is standard. U/balles_de_acier actually gave their employer three weeks of notice , which was generous of them. That's plenty of time to seek out a new addition to the office, get them started at the job, and the old employee would even have time to show them the ropes. The more difficult route would be waiting until that original employ…
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Boss takes away employee's flexibility they take leave and start looking for other work: 'Boss wanted to take away the only reason I stayed in the company'

When you're young, you have all the ideologies about how you're going to move to the big city and live in lofted apartments while you hang out in coffee shops and bars with your friends and all laugh about how carefree your lives are… Oh, and you're working in humanitarian aid and making a difference in your work, too. As things progress you come to ind that you've instead found yourself in a corporate job that you despise, working as a means to an end, all your money is going to rent and if yo…
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‘He's going to burn out in no time’: Boss prepares employees for upcoming layoffs by demanding they all train the overworked new hire so he can take over their jobs

‘He's going to burn out in no time’: Boss prepares employees for upcoming layoffs by demanding they all train the overworked new hire so he can take over their jobs

When a new employee enters the company, they might do everything in their power to prove themselves and their worth to their managers. Sometimes, that eagerness to prove oneself can be overdone and can create too high expectations towards the new employee. By always saying ‘yes’ to things, overworking, and trying to impress everyone in the office, one can find themselves burned out rather quickly. Much like what happened to the new hire in this Reddit story, who seemed to have wanted to prove h…
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VP goes against qualified employee's word, revenue drops 80%, employee gets more company perks after fallout: 'Just got a bigger office farther away from people'

VP goes against qualified employee's word, revenue drops 80%, employee gets more company perks after fallout: 'Just got a bigger office farther away from people'

Who doesn't love proving everyone wrong? This employee was told to adjust his reports a certain way by the VP of his company and despite warning him of the potentially serious repercussions of this kind of reporting, he maliciously complied. Thankfully, there was no world in which the Redditor was going to be taking the fall when the company's revenue inevitably dropped because the people who ultimately signed the reports were the VP and his boss. So when that day finally arrived, the employee…
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‘Please leave!’: Employee flees to new city to escape former boss only to be met by an unexpected visit at new workplace

‘Please leave!’: Employee flees to new city to escape former boss only to be met by an unexpected visit at new workplace

Setting boundaries with people around you is essential to preserving a good balance between all parties and reducing the possibility of a misunderstanding, whether it be with your family, friends, fellow pupils, or even at your place of employment. The story below is of a bewildered employee. After an unusual encounter with her former manager, the original poster (OP) shared on Reddit. To put things in context, OP had just begun her new job and had quit her previous one due to the unprofessiona…
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'Work completion rates dropped by over 50%': New manager tries to tackle inefficiency by having workers drive directly to site, accidentally makes everyone waste more time

New managers accidentally create more inefficiency while trying to reduce it—a match made in heaven. Of course, it doesn't help that their workers are more than happy to go along with their awful plans and process changes to show them just how stupid those policies are. Oftentimes, these changes are just quickly swept under the rug and never mentioned again, with very little repercussion ever eventuating for the members of management who made the blunder. On the flip side, you know for certain…
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15+ one-star reviews of the Grand Canyon from ridiculous tourists: 'Where are the faces of the Founding Fathers? I spent $2,000 on this trip!'

15+ one-star reviews of the Grand Canyon from ridiculous tourists: 'Where are the faces of the Founding Fathers? I spent $2,000 on this trip!'

Not every person makes a great tourist. In fact, traveling is very much not for everyone. What's the point in going to the Grand Canyon if you don't have a genuine interest in seeing it? Otherwise, you're just ruining the experience for everyone who actually wants to be there. Now, while the experience of traveling with a curmudgeon of a tourist can be excruciating, reading these one-star reviews from these kinds of tourists has proven to be a weirdly cathartic experience. If you need further c…
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'It was amazing, still the best work email I’ve ever received': 20+ Rage-quitters who left their jobs on the spot

'It was amazing, still the best work email I’ve ever received': 20+ Rage-quitters who left their jobs on the spot

So you're stuck at an awful job, and you can feel the pressure of it starting to build up. Day after day with an overbearing boss, or maybe you have the world's worst coworkers who won't stop bothering you at your cubicle. Some bosses refuse to respect your time off, meaning you're constantly checking your phone and emails even when you're off the clock. You start to daydream about quitting . Maybe you start looking around on job sites to see what's out there. If you don't quit soon enough, you…
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Entitled father-in-law forces son to get him a job interview, embarrasses son by insulting CFO: 'He's never getting a job there'

Entitled father-in-law forces son to get him a job interview, embarrasses son by insulting CFO: 'He's never getting a job there'

This delusional father-in-law seems to think every young person is entitled, but in the end, it was his entitlement that kept him from getting a job. Imagine helping set your father-in-law up with a job interview at your partner's company and then having to explain his extreme level of disrespect to the other employees at said company. Well, that's exactly what happened to this Redditor after her father-in-law started badmouthing the CFO to his interviewer and then to the CFO's face directly la…
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'He didn't know what "coffee with milk" meant': Inexperienced intern bungles office culture at his first workplace

'He didn't know what "coffee with milk" meant': Inexperienced intern bungles office culture at his first workplace

Like many interns, this guy is convinced he has a lot of offer the workforce, but he just hasn't quite figured out how to navigate an office. Being an intern is one of the strangest experiences in the working world. You're often a student, still learning every day, and accustomed to the teacher-student dynamics. Then, you're thrust into the work world, and it's every person for themselves. The expectations for every intern are different, and they won't know what they'll have to do until they sh…
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Retail chain cuts workers' hours rather than paying overtime: 'They are going to schedule all the full timers at 35 hours so that no one goes over 40'

Ahh, retail… a fine industry where middle manglement regularly tries to shove a dirt sandwich down your throat while whispering sweetly to you it's actually honey. The story shared in this post is a tale as old as time in retail, where management will happily tell you with a smile that the company's official policy is that the customer comes first… but that the unofficial policy is that making sure staff never claim or report overtime also comes first. So, then, what happens when you're working…
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'He shorted himself': Electronics specialist inadvertently gets petty revenge on new entitled boss when he corrects him in front of a big wig, boss gets transferred

'He shorted himself': Electronics specialist inadvertently gets petty revenge on new entitled boss when he corrects him in front of a big wig, boss gets transferred

“[New boss] was transferred to the warehouse and [big wig] became our interim manager. I finished the project ahead of time and received a pay bonus.”
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'I walked out. I don't do work for free': Summer camp counselor discovers they changed her offer letter, tried not to pay her for intensive orientation

'I walked out. I don't do work for free': Summer camp counselor discovers they changed her offer letter and tried not to pay her for intensive orientation

Who knew that summer camps also qualify as toxic workplace environments? Sure, on the surface, kids are running around, playing flag football, and picking on one another in ways that will likely scar them for the rest of their lives. However, underneath the surface, counselors may also be dealing with some unnecessary nonsense, particularly as it relates to pay. This counselor was under the impression that she would be getting paid every two weeks, as that was expressly written in her contract.…
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